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Another one bites the dust....

Post by ranechild » Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:13 am

Fats really loves chewing on popsicle sticks. He chewed through one a month ago so I bought a couple more... seems like good fun. I put one in the cage yesterday morning before heading to work. About 12 paddle type sticks in groups of three separated by vine balls.
When I go home from work, the popsicle sticks were all broken off, only vine balls left.
I put the other popsicle stick toy in but it's hanging in such a way that he has to climb the rope to chew at them. We'll see how long it lasts! I MIGHT go broke on popsicle sticks if I keep buying the ready made toys.

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Re: Another one bites the dust....

Post by MissK » Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:42 am

Good Birdie! You can totally pick them up at JoAnn's and the big W. I bet you knew that, but what you maybe didn't know is that they have wooden alphabet blocks in the rodent section at PetCo. They seem to be made with birdie crack. I strongly suggest you check them out! Rocky also enjoyed taking apart the grass ball they sell. I guess it's about the size of a coconut or so. I put a skewer through it and hung it up. He turned it into a bowl to hold his foot toys.

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Re: Another one bites the dust....

Post by ranechild » Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:08 am

Now, I'm a crafty person... but it illudes me how I would put a hole in the popsicle sticks to hang them. Will they just split if I drill them?

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Re: Another one bites the dust....

Post by ellieelectrons » Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:41 pm

I drill holes in popsicle sticks. Mostly they don't break - just get a small drill bit. I'm totally not crafty either, so if I can do it, you can!

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Re: Another one bites the dust....

Post by MissK » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:16 pm

You can also be sneaky and drill several times, increasing the size as you go.

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Re: Another one bites the dust....

Post by Skyes_crew » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:59 pm

You can also try using an awl since the Popsicle stick is rather thin. :D
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Re: Another one bites the dust....

Post by Dixie-1 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:21 pm

Chopsticks are in :mrgreen: we always bring them home for Quinn when we eat chinese he just LUVs destroying them, although it often turns into a game of "Watch the silly people pick up the stix when I drop em" LOL ! Wooden clothespins are another just take out the spring and 2 instant chewies !
Just takin a break !

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Post by Grlnlv2 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:26 pm

good ideas :D

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Re: Another one bites the dust....

Post by ranechild » Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:41 am

Chopsticks are brilliant! I have a whole mess of them!

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Post by Grlnlv2 » Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:09 am

I gave them some bamboo sticks, they loved them... Are those ok?

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Re: Another one bites the dust....

Post by Skyes_crew » Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:23 am

Bamboo is a great idea...just make sure it doesn't splinter and there are no sharp pieces left in the cage :D
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Post by MissK » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:19 pm

Here's a toy I just now gave to Rocky. http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/p ... atid=17163

I put the recycling out tonight, so I wanted to crack open the package and send the box away. I had the lights on anyway (bad mama) so naturally I gave him his new toy right away. It was a big win, so I hung it in the middle of his ceiling, to make it hard to get to.

All of a sudden, he's walking on the ceiling upside-down! A new skill for him, that I never saw before! I don't know why I like that so much, maybe because most of the household can't do that trick -it's just him and the BUDGIES! :lol:

Anyway, see how Fats likes a ball like that.
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Re: Another one bites the dust....

Post by Skyes_crew » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:45 pm

Oh yeah!!! That's a ball of fun for sure :D btw...ill take a pic tomorrow of how skye eats her breakfast. She eats it hanging upside down :lol:
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Post by MissK » Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:26 am

Oh, how silly! Hee hee hee. Looking forward to it. Will show Rocky.

When I came in this morning he was already enjoying his ball again.
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Re: Another one bites the dust....

Post by Grlnlv2 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:48 am

Gotta go get that ball, i think mine would love it!:)

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Re: Another one bites the dust....

Post by Dixie-1 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:49 pm

ranechild wrote:Chopsticks are brilliant! I have a whole mess of them!
We also let him play with a lot of plastic lids, like off of a jar of peanut butter even soda bottle caps Quinn loves playing with them and flingen em all over ! lol :roll:
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Re: Another one bites the dust....

Post by JoeysMom » Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:45 am

Joey showed interest in our wooden spoon. Since ours was used, I bought her one of her own. Lets just say it is no longer with us. (RIP Spoon). :lol:

Joey also loves Popsicle sticks. They never last long in my house. I also occasionally give Joey a wooden dowel. Sam uses these to weave. Joey loves to destroy them. :mrgreen:

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Re: Another one bites the dust....

Post by Skyes_crew » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:25 am

I know it's not an IRN story...but I used to give my cockatoo a wooden spoon to play with until I was walking past his t perch one day and he smacked me with it lol. He never chewed it though. He always looked like he was conducting an orchestra. :D
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Re: Another one bites the dust....

Post by Grlnlv2 » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:57 am

:lol:

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Re: Another one bites the dust....

Post by Skyes_crew » Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:11 pm

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I am owned by my birds...and I wouldn't have it any other way :D

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Re: Another one bites the dust....

Post by Grlnlv2 » Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:16 pm

Beautiful!

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Re: Another one bites the dust....

Post by Grlnlv2 » Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:18 pm

Him holding the wooden spoon is too funny!!

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Re: Another one bites the dust....

Post by Skyes_crew » Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:52 pm

Thank you...he's a funny bird :D sorry for hijacking your thread rane
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Re: Another one bites the dust....

Post by MissK » Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:56 pm

Good one, Mack!

I'd have let him keep it.
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Re: Another one bites the dust....

Post by Skyes_crew » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:04 pm

Thanks MissK...take the side of Mack....I understand :wink:
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Re: Another one bites the dust....

Post by MissK » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:30 pm

Hey, Mack, whack, it works! Like Ham. :lol:
I'm going to give Rocky a wooden spoon and see how he likes it.
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Re: Another one bites the dust....

Post by ranechild » Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:51 am

What a cute picture :)
I bought a whole mess of popsicle sticks at the craft store. I also got a toy that is all popsicle sticks of different colors threaded onto a piece of leather. Fats is LOVING it.
He likes to play with loose paddle type sticks. he is too cute just holding it in his beak before he shreds it :)

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Re: Another one bites the dust....

Post by Donovan » Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:37 pm

that's hilarious... not sure where it came from but somehow i'm gonna take your word for it haha

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